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Netware 6.5 on VMware

Posted on November 13th, 2008 in Operating Systems, Virtualization, Workstations | 3 Comments »

I had recently setup a development environment to verify the potential of migrating the existing age servers which running with Netware 6.5 from physical to virtual. The reason of doing this is purely due to the expiration of our server life cycle, and potential to reduce the capex requirement for replacing with new servers. As we know that the Novell Netware 6.5 will not able to utilize the quad cores processing power which is consider a common servers resources today.

I had tried to setup the VM for Netware 6.5 on VMware ESX 3.5, VMware Server 2.0 and VMware Workstation 6.5, and it was surprised myself that the workstation edition, I can easily provide 2 Vcpu for a single VM which run the Netware 6.5, which ESX 3.5 and VMware Server 2.0 is refused by default. I went for some google search and technical research, it show that the Netware will not require to have 2 Vcpu in most cases, even if you need to do so, you have to know the back door to overcome this.

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Make a Clone from a Snapshot

Posted on October 29th, 2008 in Tips, Workstations | No Comments »

Virtual machine snapshots can be a valuable tool to IT administrators or developer. A snapshot is a backup/image of your entire system at the time the snapshot is taken. Snapshot provide system restoration and minimize damage of the virtual machine.

Due to certain requirement, you may need to clone a snapshot taken sometimes ago and you can make as many copies as you need.

VMware Snapshot

This guide show how to making a clone from a snaphot on VMware Workstation 6.5.

Note: The snapshot MUST BE from a virtual machine that is powered off.
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